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Denver Water’s 2021 gratitude list

Of all the reasons to be thankful for this holiday season, our customers are No. 1.

This holiday season, with so much that will be different and distant, it’s important to take a moment to pause, reflect and be thankful for what we have.

We made a list, checked it — well, more than twice — and narrowed it down to the top three things Denver Water is thankful for during the season.

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Denver Water Turkey

3. A sustainable future.

There are many ways to be sustainable, from a simple thing like cooking Thanksgiving dinner to completely rethinking how we do business.

In terms of smaller things, we’re grateful to have so many tips to enjoy the holiday while saving water. Among them: Thaw your frozen turkey in the refrigerator — not under running water.


If you’re part of our groundbreaking Lead Reduction Program, remember to use filtered water when cooking this holiday season. Learn more about the program.


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Solar power panels being installed on Denver Water’s Administration Building. Photo credit: Denver Water.

 
On a larger scale, Denver Water was recognized for its efforts on sustainability — for the second time — by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, a group representing the largest publicly owned drinking water suppliers in the United States.

2. Our employees.

There are 1.5 million people depending on Denver Water to keep the water flowing, daily.


Whether it’s the crews who repair and replace water mains, the teams who protect and manage reservoirs, watersheds and water quality, or our emergency services and support services workers, there are many Denver Water employees working around the clock, rain or shine, every single day.

Yes, even during the holidays.

1. You, our customer.

We have so much to thank you for, but most importantly, we are grateful for our customers’ trust for us to deliver safe, high-quality drinking water; for your patience during construction work — including allowing the Lead Reduction Program into your homes to replace old lead service lines; and for your commitment to continue to use water wisely.

Water is, after all, our most precious resource.
 

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Celebrate the season, because #LifeIsBetterWithWater. Photo credit: iStock.